Jean Sergent is left bemused and beaten-down by CHAOS: Charles Manson, the CIA, and the Secret History of the Sixties, a book that sucked up two decades of the author’s life.
Jean Sergent reviews Manson: The Lost Tapes, a documentary that looks inside the Manson Family and sheds light on the darkest family in recent American history.
Jean Sergent reviews Jeanette Winterson's latest novel, a reworking of Mary Shelley's classic – and of Shelley herself.
Most labels for bigger people aren't plus-size enough and the larger price tags that go them are "bullshit", a new Wellington business owner says.
Adnan Syed's story didn't end after the blockbuster Serial podcast. Jean Sergent reviews Amy Berg's The Case Against Adnan Syed, now streaming on TVNZ OnDemand.
A real-life mother-daughter twisted true crime story makes it way to Lightbox tomorrow in The Act. Jean Sergent reviews the television event of the season.
Anne Perry: Interiors, currently streaming on TVNZ on Demand, looks into the famous New Zealander's life after moving to Scotland. But how much can we learn when Perry herself seems incapable of true self-reflection?
The somewhat inexplicable 14th (!) season of Criminal Minds starts tonight on TVNZ. To celebrate, super-fan Jean Sergent reveals the cult classic series hidden within the long-running procedural.
Jam and Jerusalem. Bells and Smells. Tea and Cakes. Murder and Intrigue. Four of the classic double acts. And they all come together in the delightful investigation series Father Brown, five glorious seasons of which are available for your leisurely winter viewing on Lightbox.